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Our Inhouse Team

We’re all consummate professionals, members of the RICS or equivalent, but with a creative individuality which when brought together makes us the best in the business.

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Matthew Jay - Managing Partner - Alliance Investments

Matthew Jay

Managing Partner

One of the founding partners of Alliance Investments, Matthew has over 12 years of international experience in the commercial and residential property sectors having previously worked for two of the worlds biggest Real Estate Consultancy firms, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. Matthew has a bachelor of Science degree with honors in Property Development and has been an active Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since 2006.

Tom Russell - Managing Partner - Alliance Investments

Tom Russell

Managing Partner

Tom first established Alliance Investments Ltd (AIL) as the overseas residential sales arm for Alliance in 2013. Tom now focuses on the development of the Asia region for AIL given his experience working in Mainland China for over 3 years as well as graduating from an MBA in Shanghai prior to that.

Ronald Garrett - Director of Sales - Alliance Investments

Ronald Garrett

Global Sales Director

With a career spanning over twelve years in Real Estate and as a Stockbroker, Ronald has a wealth of strategic experience to help clients both execute and achieve their investment goals. Since working in the Real Estate sector Ronald has facilitated over $250 Million of transactions with investors both domestically and internationally.

Beth Holland - Alliance Investments

Beth Holland

Operations Manager

Beth has worked in the residential property sector for 5 years . Beth previously worked for an estate agent in Manchester specialising in improving their conveyancing process before moving on to a property investment company implementing systems and streamlining procedures where she then moved on to join Alliance Investments in 2016. Beth has a bachelor of Science degree with honors in Psychology.


Arik Agamian

Sales Director - North West UK

Arik has 13 years of sales and management experience in the property investment industry. He specialises in a variety of sectors including deal acquisitions, development sourcing, portfolio analysis and financial planning for his clients. He has dealt with a variety of major institutional and individual investors and has assisted his clients in acquiring over £120 million worth of investment property. He graduated with a BA honours degree in Business Studies and Marketing.

John Batty - Alliance Investments

John Batty

Financial Director

John has over 15 years’ experience as a qualified accountant including roles in the UK, Australia and China. He has worked for the wider Alliance Group for over five years and joined Alliance Investments in June 2017 as Financial Director to oversee all financial and regulatory aspects of the business.

Byron Russell - Alliance Investments

Byron Russell

Head of Business Development

Byron’s focus at Alliance Investments will be on building and cementing relationships with new and existing investment clients along with various channel partners internationally. Prior to joining Alliance Investments, Byron spent two years working as a Land Manager for a London based House Builder, sourcing, acquiring, and helping to ascertain planning permission on new development sites. Byron has an University BA Hons degree from the Bristol Business School.

Mahmood Yaqoub - Alliance Investments

Mahmood Yaqub

Head of Digital Opearations

Mahmood brings over 16 years of Digital Marketing experience in web design, development, search engine optimization, e-commerce, lead generation, pay per click advertising and online marketing campaigns, social media marketing strategy and online PR for B2B professional services companies. Prior to joining Alliance, Mahmood provided consultancy services to over 80+ businesses spread across the UAE, Bahrain, USA, UK, and Asia.

Chloe Xu - Alliance Investments

Chloe Xu

Asia Operations Manager

Chloe received a Masters degree in Management from The University of York. Given her experience within UK/China real estate investment, she is now managing AIL’s operations for Asia as well as supporting coordination between AIL’s global team.

Alex Thomas - Alliance Investments

Alex Thomas


Alex has over 7 years of experience in the commercial and residential property sectors. Alex previously worked for a niche surveying practice in Manchester specialising in commercial property, he then joined Property Alliance Group in 2011 as Development Surveyor before moving across to Alliance Investments in 2015. Alex has a bachelor of Science degree with honours in Business Management and a Master of Science degree in Commercial Property Development.

Conor Armstrong - Alliance Investments

Conor Armstrong

Associate Director

Conor has experience working in real estate markets in the UK, Hong Kong and the Middle East. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The University of Leeds and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

James Walsh - Alliance Investments

James Walsh

Associate Director

James has over 6 years’ experience specialising in residential and student property across the UK & UAE. Previously working from the Middle-East for 4 years, he now solely focuses on sales of residential developments within Property Alliance Group’s ever growing portfolio. James graduated from Leeds University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Marketing.

Jake | Alliance Investments

Jake El-Rasoul

Associate Director

Jake has been working in the GCC for the last 5 years specialising in UK residential property investments. He is a specialist advisor to expat and local UAE clientele working in the MENA region. Jake is a key figure behind Alliances routes to market include Private Banks, Wealth Management & Real Estate Advisory.

Mallam Grant - Alliance Investments

Mallam Grant

Head of Office - Hong Kong

In 2012 Mallam received an RICS accredited degree in Property Investment & Finance from The University of Nottingham Trent, immediately after graduation he was employed by one of the world’s largest property consultancy firms where his primary role involved buying & selling land for mix-used development. Mallam has over 5 years’ working experience in the UK real estate market and has excellent client relationship skills, his clients range from blue chip companies to high net worth individuals.

Nate Dudhil - Alliance Investments

Nate Dudhill

Associate Director

Nate first entered the property industry in 2011 and has worked from Asia since 2014. He previously worked in residential sales for a number of years, helping individuals to invest from Asia in to residential property across the UK, as well as property surveying while in the UK. Nate joined Alliance in 2017 as our Operations Manager in Hong Kong and is frequently travelling between our Asian offices. Nate has a degree in English Literature and History.

Flora Dai | Alliance Investments China

Flora Dai

Sales Director China

With over 5 years’ experience in residential and student property across the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, Flora has achieved the top sales performance in both the quarterly and yearly reviews. She also established a strong reputation within the overseas property industry in China, offering the right properties to meet different clients’ demand. Flora is now in charge of the China’s direct sales team and set a specific purpose of consulting more China based investors to achieve their investment goals. She has a master degree in Strategic Marketing from the University of Glasgow, UK.

Jaky Khor

Jacky Khor

Sales Associate

Jacky joined the Alliance Investments Hong Kong office in 2018 bringing with him experience working in the real estate market in Malaysia where he focused on the sales of properties in SEA countries and the UK. As a highly proficient speaker of English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay, Jacky is ready to offer local investors consultations in the language they are most comfortable speaking. Jacky holds B.A.(Hons) and M.Phil. degrees in Linguistics from the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford respectively.


Joy Dong

Sales Manager China

Joy has worked in real estate industry more than 5 years, she is proficient in property overview, real estate purchase process and relevant professional knowledge of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Has rich experience to  followed up guest’s issue. Good at understanding the client's property investment needs in detail and match different solutions. Joy has a master degrees  of Griffith University of Australia.

Alivn Chan | Alliance Investments

Alvin Chan

South East Asia Director

Alvin comes from a diverse real estate background covering Singapore, Malaysia, London & Australia residential market. He has concluded over £80 million worth of investment real estate in the past 6 years representing some of Singapore & Malaysia’s top property developers. Alvin speaks 4 languages - English, Mandarin, Cantonese & Malay, and currently spearheads Alliance Investments sales & marketing business development in the Southeast Asia region.

Kerry Kong | Alliance Investments

Kerry Kong

Business Development Associate

Kerry's primary role is to manage the company's global accounts. This involves co-coordinating, recording, and processing all billing transactions. Furthermore, Kerry is in charge of monitoring the accounts payable/receivables and for producing the company's key financial reports. Kerry is also responsible for the preparation and completion of Sales contracts.ails.

Mabel Chan - Alliance Investments

Mabel Chan

Sales Progresser

Mabel has a wealth of administrative experience in many different sectors, providing administration support in Catering, Accounts, Sales and Operational Departments. She joins Alliance from a FTSE 250 Information Technology Firm with a pivotal administrative role in supporting the company’s executives.